Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older People (Active IQ)

Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older People (Active IQ)

Level: Level 3
Course price: 349.00

Active IQ Level 3 Award In Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults

2022 Dates:

Sunday 30th January & Sunday 6th February 2022

Sunday 18th & Sunday 25th September 2022

Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is for the learner to be able to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence needed to work with independently active, older people in an unsupervised manner. There is a particular focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for this demographic group. With this course you will learn how to adapt your training methods to the older adult population, this includes the 70+ age group.

Entry Requirements/Learner prerequisites:

Minimum Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

What you will learn:

  • Recognise who ‘independently active, older people’ are in the population.
  • The ageing process and demographics.
  • The effects of ageing and inactivity on body systems, cognitive function/performance,
    psychological/emotional/social function and wellbeing.
  • The special considerations that must be taken into account when programming and delivering
    exercise for independently active, older people and the benefits of physical activity and exercise to them.
  • How to support and motivate the independently active, older adult in exercise and promote exercise for this section of the population.
  • The impact of ageing on the planning and delivery of safe exercise for independently active, older people.
  • The components of a pre-exercise consultation with independently active, older people.
  • How to plan and adapt exercise, and adapt session instruction, for independently active, older people.


The exams are taken during your 2 days of classroom-based learning:

  • Case study
  • Worksheet
  • Portfolio of Work

What to do now:

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment.
  • You will be assigned a tutor with regular contact via email or telephone.
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post.
  • You will attend your training days and assessment.

What you will achieve:

      • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active Older People
      • CPD Points and Certificate
      • 10 CIMSPA Points
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January 30, 2022 to February 6, 2022
September 18, 2022 to September 25, 2022
Course Fee£349.00
Deposit Payment (balance 174.50)£174.50

Should face-to-face training be delayed due to government guidelines then our training courses where possible will be taken online via Zoom or on a similar platform. Please see our Coronavirus Policy (on page 11 of our Terms and Conditions) for full details.